Au revoir, ‘Flower’: Goalie leaves Vegas fans with trove of memories

There’s a certain love Golden Knights have for Marc-André Fleury that may never be replicated. And regardless of the reasons for Tuesday’s trade that sent him to Chicago, it’s going to be strange watching Vegas take the ice next season without him.

Fleury, the always-smiling, French-Canadian goaltender affectionately known as “Flower” by his legions of fans, was sent to the Blackhawks in a deal that returned the Golden Knights only salary cap space. They didn’t get NHL players or prospects or draft picks, essentially giving their goalie to Chicago for free.

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